Community Transport Charity Receives Vital Funding from National Lottery Awards for All!

We are thrilled to announce some incredibly exciting news that will undoubtedly uplift the spirits of our entire community! Thanks to the generous support from the National Lottery Awards for All, our beloved Community Transport charity has received a significant funding boost that couldn’t have come at a more crucial time.
In recent months, we’ve witnessed rising costs across all aspects of our operations, which naturally posed significant challenges to our charity. However, with the timely intervention of this funding, we’re now equipped to navigate these hurdles with renewed vigour and determination.
The heartwarming news doesn’t stop there! This funding injection will allow us to sustain the invaluable work of our dedicated coordinator, Lauren, who is nothing short of amazing. It’s hard to summarise her work because she does so much. Whilst she effortlessly manages the office and the booking system, she also provides pastoral support to passengers and their families.
From orchestrating weekly shopping trips and monthly social excursions, to facilitating our volunteer car scheme, our coordinator is the driving force behind the seamless functioning of our office. Her commitment to ensuring door-to-door transport services for anyone in the South Hams region is truly exemplary. “We like to think of ourselves as a family”, she says, talking about the staff, volunteers and passengers.
Upon hearing the news, our Treasurer echoed the sentiments of the team, expressing, “This is fantastic news and has arrived just at the right time, as we were really starting to get a bit worried about meeting our staff costs for the coming year.” Indeed, this funding not only alleviates our immediate concerns but also fuels our aspirations for the future.
We extend our deepest gratitude to the National Lottery Awards for All for their support and belief in our mission. Moreover, we are immensely grateful to our volunteers (Trustees, drivers and office staff) who, collectively, give over 2,000 hours a year to ensure the smooth running of the charity.
As we embark on this new chapter fuelled by optimism and determination, we invite you all to join us in celebrating this milestone and continuing to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve. It has been proved that volunteering improves your own wellbeing as well as enriching the lives of others. If you have some time spare and would like to help in any capacity, please ring Lauren on 01752 690444 to discuss.
Thank you to everyone involved for being a vital part of our journey!

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